University of Miami strives to purchase environmentally and socially responsible materials and products.
Learn more about our Sustainable Procurement Guidelines

Our Purchasing Department is committed to purchasing products that have earned the Energy Star label, and have met the Energy Star specifications for energy efficiency, wherever possible and practical.

Visit Energy Star for complete product specifications and updated lists of qualifying products.

Our Custodial Companies are required to follow those guidelines and many of the products that they use have one of the following Sustainable/Green labels


Staples is our official office supply provider > look for Green products on their Easy on the Planet section


With the Canon fleet in place throughout the University, Canon congratulates it’s Faculty and Staff as it contributes to the University’s First Impressions Program by adopting the use of Mailboxes and enforcing Duplex printing, both of which help reduce the overall consumption of paper.  Check out the top 5 departments that contributed the most to environmental savings in 2015!

Want to help promote Green U initiatives at the University of Miami?
Download one of the awesome GREEN desktop wallpapers you see on your left. Just click here.

Add this footer in your outlook email signature (right click on “Greener U” footer> Copy image > paste in Outlook Options> Mail> Signature)

Make a Greener, Smarter Impression with the Right Technology for the Job!
Having the right device to print, scan, fax, or copy documents can lead to significant environmental, productivity, and financial efficiencies. But what’s the right device? The answer depends on volume. The Managed Print Services (MPS) program, together with Canon, can help ensure offices and departments are using the most suitable and efficient devices for their output. To support the University’s sustainability goals, MPS and Canon recommend replacing inefficient single-function printers, fax machines, and scanners with multi-function, feature-rich, energy-efficient Canon devices.
For more information, or to help your department improve its environmental, productivity, and financial efficiencies, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Canon establishes environmental goals and monitors its progress on a yearly basis. Initiatives are continually undertaken to reach these goals, which focus on minimizing lifecycle CO2, raw materials/use CO2, and the energy consumption at operational sites. Targets have also been set at our operational sites for reducing waste generation, water usage, and chemical emissions, with ongoing steps being taken to improve on them. Check Canon 2014 Sustainability Report

Did U Know that the Department of Managed Print Services and Canon Solutions America have joined forces with Green U to promote the University of Miami’s environmental awareness initiatives?
Check what simple changes you can make to help create a Greener UM!

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